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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - October 2022 | Sketch 102


Cottage Rose card with paper weaving for AWOW Sketch 102 (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Cottage Rose for AWOW Sketch 102!

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you from this month's Sketch 102.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

Fall is in the air here in NW Ohio and yesterday morning we had the most amazing clouds in the sky before sunrise!  The sky was a dark gray with fluffy clouds...  breathtaking as streaks of sunlight were peaking behind them... too dark for a picture, but nevertheless the inspiration that I selected for today's color palette to go with the Sketch 102 that I chose!

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I love classics... so I chose the plaid sketch to create a special birthday card with a paper weaving background.

Cottage Rose card with paper weaving (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Using scraps leftover from cutting the Basic Gray card base, strips were created to start the paper weaving.  Basic White strips were cut to create the basketweave background.  The woven background was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.  Hand-torn woven edges established the edges of the weaving.  Smaller strips of Basic White were added to balance the paper weaving.  The completed weaving was lightly adhered together with dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the edges.  The weave was adhered to the Vellum layer with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The Vellum was adhered likewise to the Basic Gray card front.

Cottage Rose card with paper weaving (corner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The largest Cottage Rose image was stamped with Basic Gray ink three to four times onto Basic White cardstock.  The leaves were colored with Light Old Olive and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Combo Markers while the branches were touched with Dark Crumb Cake.  The dried cluster blooms were colored with Dark Cajun Craze.  The rose was colored completely with Light Calypso Coral, Dark So Saffron, Dark Daffodil Delight on one image while layered sections were colored on the remaining images.  The images were fussy cut, rounded for a natural look and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue depending on the layer size/location.   The sentiment was stamped with on a scrap strip of Basic White, trimmed with Paper Snips and adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional strip.  A double looped Linen Thread bow was adhered with Mini Glue Dot.

Cottage Rose card with paper weaving (holding) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped to compliment to the card front with an additional die cut stamped image adhered to the inside left side.

Cottage Rose card with paper weaving (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie



This is Us - Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Sixteen (16) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can create cards using a sketch.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 


Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Chris Smith - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Teri West - US


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Cottage Rose card with Paper Weaving (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks E, G; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Bone Folder


  • Cottage Rose Cling Stamp Set  (Bundled Savings with the coordinating Cottage Flowers Dies)


  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad; Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Basic Gray, Basic White and Vellum Cardstocks


  • Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder; Linen Thread 

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You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!


  • Basic White - 5" x 5"; 5" strips of varying widths (1/2", 1/4", 1/8"); approx. 1/2 sheet for stamping, die-cutting and fussy cutting 
  • Vellum - 5" x 5" 
  • Basic Gray - 5-1/4" x 10-1/2" scored at 5-1/4" (card base); 5" strips of various widths (1/2", 1/4", 1/8")


  1. What a fabulous weaving technique!! LOVE this card x

  2. Wow!! Never would have thought to emboss after assembly!!

  3. Your criss cross background and your choice of colours are just beautiful. I love this card so much x

  4. Such a gorgeous card with the woven plaid background Angie ... I really love that you have embossed your card strips as well. Such brilliant texture!! xx

    1. Thank you, Cheryll! Definitely adds some interest to the background. xx

  5. Love the woven background. Just lovely

  6. Beautiful card. Love your woven background and lovely coloring of the flowers.

    1. Don't know why it showed annoymous, this is JoAnn B.

    2. Thanks so much, JoAnn! Sometimes if you're not logged into Google as your hopping along it shows up that way (at least, with what I've learned!).

  7. Your torn and woven background is amazing! It really lets your pretty roses shine. Super idea!

  8. I love this background! WOW! I had thought of something like that but I preferred the brush to fade and really it's a fantastic project! I want so much to try the idea on a page! Thank you for this fabulous sharing Angie! Xx


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